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Now Playing – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ

Tunes for your ears from The Hold Steady, Lykke Li (pictured), Gregor Salto, Future Islands and Jay Electronica

Fri, Mar 28, 2014, 09:15


Future Islands “Singles” (4AD)

Charm City synth-pop heroes enjoying overnight success after eight years and three albums.

The Hold Steady “Teeth Dreams” (Washington Square)

A splendid tour-de-force with superb lyrical twists from Craig Finn and infectious riffs galore.

Jay Electronica “We Made It” (Roc Nation)

Jay’s back as he and Jigga remix the Soulja Boy tune. Now for that much anticipated and long overdue album….

Gregor Salto “Samba do Mundo” (Southern Fried)

World-class new-school Latin big room sounds ahead of this summer’s samba football in Brazil

Lykke Li “No Rest for the Wicked” (Atlantic)

Our favourite Swedish pop star bar none returns with third album “I Never Learn” in May.